we climbed from the high refugio at 5200meters. A good bit of variety with a short, steep icy pitch and then of course the final ridge line with a little bit of exposure. Not overly crowded but definitely tough passing people high up on the ridge. Plenty hard work at that altitude. My GPS gave an altitude of 20045ft so I'm going to count it as my first 20000ft peak
Whole trip was just 24 hours, being dropped-off & picked-up by taxi at midday. We set-up a high camp on a snow shoulder about 100m vertical above the hut, lovely sunset views.
Climbed with travel tracks in 2011. One of my first climbs and still probably equal favourite (with cabeza del condor). Amazing views of titikaka the altiplano and the amazon
Mixed conditions in Bolivian Summer. First night was light rain into the morning but cleared up before the ascent to high camp started. Started walking at 0200 not too cold but a bit windy. Started snowing a bit later, but got great views from top.
Gorgeous mountain with much to offer. Jaw dropping West face as seen from the road to Condoriri is something to behold. The North on a clear day is spectacular if you are on Tarija or Pequeno Alpamayo. East face or French route is stark and elegant. The normal route is usually crowded and problems arise on the summit ridge. Late in the season there is rockfall danger from the ridge and traversing below it should be early and fast.
Had a flight out of La Paz the next morning and decided to get this before leaving, so had supper and then jumped in a taxi. Arrived at the base of the mountain around 10 and set off for the summit. Waited at one of the refuges for an hour until other people got up then headed up ahead of them and arrived just after sunrise. Back down at the bottom by 10 and made my flight with time to spare but very tired!
Nice climb, but too many people.
It was a nice climb
Highest point thus far on resume. Beautiful seeing the sun rise over the amazon basin to the east. Spectacular summit!
Very nice aclimatization peak. Cca 4,5 h up, 1,5 h down. I prefer to start late, you could have a summit for yourself.
Yay !! the guide was pushy and kept wanting to turn around several times. I had to beg, argue, etc but finally made it to the top in about 6.5 hrs.
SP member and myself climbed it in one go from La Paz a taxi to base camp and made the summit a few hours later.
Climbed with 7 friends via the normal route. Reasonably long but not too difficult. Not very technical but some impressive crevaces to cover! Amazing sunrise on the summit and view over La Paz!
Me and my friend Mark van Gessel (HOL) spent three days in the majestetic presence of Huyana Potosi. Base camp in the nice and clean "Casa Blanca" refugio and the second night at the "Rock camp". Very well aclimatized we enjoyed the normal route in excellent conditions. Left the high camp at 02:15 and summited at 07:15. Only three more parties on the move that night/day.
Originallly our plan was to camp at Camp Argentino but were adviced not to do that due to the risk of theft while leaving gear behind...
Left La Paz in the morning. There is a 6:00am bus from El Alto (1 block from Plaza Ballivian). Arrived at the trailhead around 7:30am and decided to go for the summit that same day...so we stashed the overnight gear in the rocks and pushed on. Passed by the high altitude hut at 9:30am and reached the summit at 2:00pm. So a TRAILHEAD TO SUMMIT in 5h45min. It pays to be well acclimated! 8th 6000M peak this summer!
Nice climbb with BERSPECHTE group. Route is quite interesting, temperature a bit cold. I got 6106m on top with GPS.
Perfect weather, great views, only a couple of others on the mountain, so a really enjoyable few days.
It was great day to climb. I was the last in group to summit. Was having a slow day
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Very tiring: no food or drink during the whole ascent/descent. Obviously I was a complete beginner. Moreover, the guides had too short ropes, so we had to climb the last ice wall in many times. But nevertheless an unforgettable experience.